August 19, 2009
Join us as we kick-off another exciting year for the SMPS Research Triangle Chapter!!Come by to make new contacts, reconnect with old friends and meet the new board. The chapter will provide complimentary appetizers and we ask all attendees to purchase their own beverages.
September 9, 2009
LEED for Business Developers and Marketers
We are kicking off the year with a presentation on the hottest topic in the industry – LEED. You may hear about it everywhere you go but how much do you really know about the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design process? Come find out everything a Business Developer and Marketer should know about the new LEED initiatives.
September 15, 2009
Working with an Architectural Photographer
Register through SMPS Nationals in to hear Raleigh photographer and SMPS Research Triangle member Jerry Blow discuss with clients and long-time SMPS Research Triangle members O’Brien/Atkins Associates on the benefits of using a professional architectural photographer. Travis Hicks, AIA, IIDA, LEED AP, Senior Design Architect at O’Brien/Atkins Associates will join Jerry on the call.
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Developing Your ‘Unique Value Proposition
Join us as Mike Buell addresses how to answer the question “what makes your firm different?” Attendees will learn the difference between feature vs. benefit marketing, benefits of a UVP and how to develop your own UVP.
October 28, 2009
Members Only Luncheon
Our annual member luncheon is always a well-attended event and offers a chance to get to know your fellow SMPS members in smaller, casual setting. Come network with your peers over a relaxed lunch in convenient North Hills. Dutch treat
November 10, 2009
Five Key Tips To Using Social Media To Find New Customers
Social media is taking the world by storm and having a major impact on the way that we do business. Are you prepared to use this medium to find your next customer?
December 8, 2009
SMPS Rockin’ Holiday Social
Hors d’ouevres, cold beverages and door prizes!
May 11, 2010
Clients Talk Back
We all work hard to build successful relationships with clients, submit the best proposals and conduct interview presentations that have us high-fiving our teammates at the end. But are our Clients really seeing us through the crowd? Join us for our Clients Talk Back event to find out what clients look for when partnering with service firms.
The SMPS RTP Chapter is honored to have three distinguished Clients in a panel forum discuss this question and more. Scott Blevins with NC Department of Transportation, Michael Harwood with NC State University and Phillip Stout with Wake County will be our panelists, led by moderator Theresa Leahey with Affiliated Engineers. The involvement of each panelist in the selection process as well as in design and construction projects will provide insight helpful to any firm interested in better understanding their clients.
Theresa M. Leahey, Director of Business Development
Affiliated Engineers, Inc.
Scott D. Blevins, Manager, Professional Services Unit
NC Department of Transportation
Michael A. Harwood, Interim Associate Vice Chancellor of Centennial Campus Development Office
North Carolina State University
Phillip D. Stout, Director, Facilities Design & Construction
July 13, 2010
Members Only Lunch
The summer is in full swing, let’s continue to network!! The Research Triangle chapter of SMPS will have one additional Members Only Summer Luncheon. Please join us during our usual time (the second Tuesday of the month), July 13th @ 11:30 a.m. at the Capital City Chop House, 151 Airgate Drive, Morrisville – right off the interstate near the airport – convenient to Raleigh, Durham & RTP members